Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day – a day to celebrate love – those we love, places we love, and FOOD we love! Let’s get right to the food, shall we? [Read more…]
Two months until Christmas! Oh, my!! Each year, like most of you, I commit to be “ready” with homemade gifts, fun wrapping ideas, cute decorations…. And yet I find myself scrambling the second week of December. Sometimes I think that’s what the holiday is about — scrambling, doing more than we humanly should, losing sleep, stuffing ourselves on the day, and determining to do “better” next year. This year (famous last words) will be different. The only thing I want scrambling is my omelet!
So here’s my plan and hopefully you find something here for yourself: [Read more…]
It’s the season for comfort foods. Fall is in the air, gardens are winding down, and our peppers are plentiful. We have a couple different stuffed pepper recipes for you to try. One of them is featured in our crockpot freezer meal series and uses cauliflower instead of rice. And the other is below.
This stuffed pepper recipe stands out because of it’s use of lentils. Lentils are known for being high in fiber and protein. These nutrition packed stuffed peppers are also delicious.
I’m a lucky person – very lucky. I have two great-nieces that WANT to spend time with me! I live over three hours from them, but we still make it work for them to visit during their school vacation in the summer. (Did I mention one of them gets car sick??) Brooke and Kenzie enjoy sewing. I LOVE to sew! I thought it would be a great idea to make simple pajamas when they were here, but we also wanted to swim, hike, go on the boat, have campfires, make s’mores, play games, read books, do some baking. You know. All that “girl time” stuff. And we had THREE days to do it all. Guess what? We did do it ALL!! One of our favorite things was the sewing project for children.
We’ve just left behind the month of July, I know; but Christmas is right around the corner – especially if you’re a crafter like me! I love the holidays, and I strive to make gifts every year. I envision a year of giving only created pieces of myself… Ah, to have all the time in the world to accomplish that!! [Read more…]
The Fitbit Charge HR – What a fun, motivating watch! Features I love are the step counter, flight counter, sleep quality feature, and the timer. [Read more…]
We don’t make a habit of telling you items to buy. This blog is about recipes, DIY projects and helpful tips but the E-Cloths are changing our lives and so we had to pass it on to our readers. We didn’t believe it. It was just too good to be true. If someone told you there was an easier way to clean windows, even in direct sun, with no streaking, AND the product was reusable up to 300 times making it environmentally friendly, would YOU believe it? Exactly. We didn’t either. Until we tried e-cloths! [Read more…]
My family requests I make this for them. It has replaced store bought bread and I couldn’t be happier! It’s easy, healthy and cheap!
Ok. It’s not really a homemade bug dope. It’s more like a DIY salve or DIY balm. It’s super easy to make, it’s natural, and it works! [Read more…]
It was only a short time ago that I was sharing how I harvest my vegetables and how to prepare my garden for winter, and already it’s time to start working on those pesky weeds! Pulling weeds is not anyone’s favorite thing to do, and there are hard-to-get-to spots in every garden. Here’s an easy solution. Natural Weed Killer – this stuff REALLY works and isn’t harmful to you or animals. [Read more…]
This garden gate collection was created because my garden needs a gate. This past summer we used sawhorses to keep out deer and moose. Prior to that I did have a gate that we had made from branches. It was pretty cool and worked, but it rotted. I can’t do another summer with sawhorses for a gate. Ok. I can, but I don’t want to.I live in the woods and want a gate preferably that we make. I love the twig and branch gates.
Right from the get-go I will say that weather can be a drag! Check out this thermometer!It’s hard to motivate for anything outside with this temp! I’m lucky that I can plan my outdoor activity around the sun and wait until the temperature rises a bit. Last week Chris shared her ideas for when the weather is less than pleasant. What do you do if it’s uncomfortable to go outside and exercise? [Read more…]
This chili recipe is quick to put together as well as tasty and filling. You can use canned ingredients if you’re short on time without affecting the flavor, but it’s more fun to start with dry beans. I like to make it early in the morning in winter and keep it warm on the wood stove. [Read more…]